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Update: 2nd COVID-19 death reported in Sullivan County, 6 new cases in Johnson County

Johnson City Press • Updated May 12, 2020 at 3:56 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 567 new cases and 14 new deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

One of those new deaths occurred in Sullivan County, bringing the total there to two and the Northeast Tennessee total to seven.

The statewide case count grew to 16,111 since tracking began in March. The death toll reached 265.

NE Tennessee Cases Recoveries Fatalities Active Cases Negative tests
Carter 18 14 1 3 1,055
Greene 46 41 2 3 1,381
Hancock 0 0 0 0 98
Hawkins 32 28 2 2 1,130
Johnson 11 3 0 8 930
Sullivan 54 50 2 2 2,428
Unicoi 3 1 0 2 357
Washington 65 60 0 5 2,406
Total 229 197 7 25 9,785

The number of deaths in the upstate had remained steady for several weeks until Tuesday’s report. The new count: Carter, 1; Greene, 2; Hawkins, 2; and Sullivan, 2.

The state also reported 298 new recoveries for a total of 8,336 and 19 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,363. Labs in the state reported 10,647 new tests had been performed for a total of 283,647.

Northeast Tennessee had seven new cases for a total of 229: Carter, 18; Greene, 46; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 32; Johnson, 11; Sullivan, 54; Unicoi, 3; and Washington, 65. Six of the seven new cases were in remote Johnson County — more than doubling the count there. The other new case was in Hawkins County.

Northeast Tennessee had six additional recoveries bringing the total to 197: Carter, 14; Greene, 41; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 3; Sullivan, 49; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 60. Five of the six were in Washington County. The other was in Carter County.

The region had a net of 25 active cases.

The state listed a total of 9,785 negative test results for Northeast Tennessee, 830 more than in Monday’s report: Carter, 1,055; Greene, 1,381; Hancock, 98; Hawkins, 1,130; Johnson, 930; Sullivan, 2,428; Unicoi, 357; and Washington, 2,406.

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